Our People

Group Directors

 

 

Andrew Sweeney

Chief Executive  & Founder Director (1991 – current)

Andrew Sweeney is a founder member and Chief Executive of The Best Connection Group. His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Liverpool and an MBA from the University of Aston.   After four years with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Birmingham, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981, Andy went on to develop his skills and entrepreneurial flair in business accountancy roles at Ladbroke plc and United Trade Press before launching a financial management consultancy which he operated for four years.   This became the springboard for the formation of The Best Connection Group in 1991 with co-director, Neil Yorke.

 

 

Neil Yorke

Founder Director (1991 – current)

Neil is a co-founder and Director of The Best Connection Group.  Born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward’s Five Ways School, Neil’s passion for business led him to pursue a degree in Business Studies.  After he graduated with a BA Honours degree Neil joined a firm of Chartered Accountants in Birmingham as an articled clerk and after qualifying joined a leading financial recruitment company as financial controller.  He later took on the finance director role at a software development company.

In 1988 Neil and Andy started their own management consultancy business which undertook a number of varying assignments ranging from an IT recruitment business to systems implementation at an electricity generating company.  They pooled their skills and energies and in 1991, launched The Best Connection employment group.  Neil takes a leading role in day to day operational management, communications and strategy.

 

Operational Managers

 

 

Elliot Mendoza - Operations Manager

Elliot Mendoza, British-born Elliot moved to Canada following his decision to relocate, this is when he decided to establish a career in the recruitment industry. After researching the industry Elliot realized he had the experience and motivation to succeed. Prior to moving to Canada Elliot lived in London where he developed many transferable business skills focused in Sales and Marketing. Obtaining a Diploma in marketing fueled Elliot’s love of promotion and selling. Elliot is one of the founding members of TBC Inc. and has facilitated the growth of the network. With over 14 years in the Industry Elliot’s drive continues to propel the The Best Connection Inc. brand forward. Elliot’s knowledge and understanding of the local market keeps TBC Inc. competitive in a crowded market. Elliot has embraced The Best Connection Inc.’s mission statement to become the leading Employment center in Canada.

 

 

Mark Bowley - Operations Manager

Mark Bowley, Operations Manager, has 15 years’ service with The Best Connection. He joined The Best Connection in 2004 having left Her Majesty's Forces after 10 years’ service. Mark began his career in Crawley as a trainee consultant and worked on both the driving and Industrial Division. Having a dynamic business development acumen coupled with his flexible and solutions based approach to modern day recruitment and people management. Enabled Mark to progress his career to Senior Manager in the UK responsible for multiple branch locations. Mark then took the opportunity in moving to The Best Connection Inc North America as Operations Manager working in conjunction with Elliot Mendoza in further developing The Best Connection’s brand throughout Ontario.